July 2021

How to sell your French gite when you cannot travel to France

While France is still controlling visitors and either stopping or requiring quarantine from visitors from the UK, how can you sell your French gite? While quarantine and these travel restrictions won’t last forever, if you need to sell up now, how do you go about it? Remote selling of French property is actually quite common and was popular long before the pandemic. The number of second home...

Staying in a French gite vs a hotel, hostel or villa

We may be biased but we think a gite in France is far better than staying in a hotel, hostel or villa. It offers more freedom to explore, higher standards of accommodation and the guidance of friendly gite owners. They aren’t the only positives though. According to some of our fellow gite owners, there are other benefits offered by gites that you won’t get anywhere else. Gites vs....

Furnishing and equipping your gite for guests

Now the world is slowly recovering and France is slowly opening up travel for more countries, gites across France are ramping up for a resurgence in business. People have been cooped up in their homes for too long and there is an almost insatiable appetite for holidays. As France was already popular before the pandemic, it’s going to be even more popular after! If you’re a new gite owner or are...

Deadline for residency in France extended until September

The deadline for Brits to apply for residency in France after Brexit has been extended until 30th September 2021. You now have a little extra time to apply for a carte de séjour so you can enjoy your gite. With the events of the past 18 months or so, having to apply for a Withdrawal Agreement Residency Permit (WARP) was an extra burden on an already turbulent time. Fortunately, the deadline has...

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